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CASS survey – study spaces

By Curtin Library 16 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us how we could make our study spaces better, here’s what we did.

Study spaces

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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GRASP: Workshops for HDR students

By Curtin Library 15 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) series of workshops is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research students of all faculties take control of their research project from the beginning. A printable program of GRASP workshops is also available.

16 February,
2pm – 3pm
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
20 February,
1pm – 2.30pm
Literature review for HDRs Learn about the purpose, structure and content of the typical literature review, and the importance of expressing one’s ‘scholarly voice’ through review of sources in the existing literature.
20 February,
2pm – 3.30pm
Advanced EndNote – problem solving for HDRs This workshop is designed for experienced users who want to learn how to use the extra functions available in EndNote.
23 February,
10am – 12pm
Getting started with EndNote for HDRs Find out how to manage references and save considerable time when preparing your thesis and publications.
28 February, 10am – 11.30pm Introduction to Statistics – part 1 This is the first in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers different types of variables and descriptive statistics.
1 March,
9.30am – 11am
Purpose & structure of your candidacy proposal From pre-proposal to candidacy proposal; learn how to produce a comprehensive, coherent and convincing candidacy proposal.
1 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to NVivo This session covers basics of qualitative data analysis software NVivo, including importing data from various sources, coding material into nodes and running queries.
2 March,
2pm – 3pm
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
6 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Developing & refining your research questions Clarify your understanding of topics, hypotheses, research questions and thesis statements. Learn to develop a clear and provocative research question.
7 March,
10am – 11.30am
Introduction to Statistics – part 2 This is the second in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers the normal distribution, inferential statistics and statistical power.
8 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 1 This is the first in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers the basics of using SPSS, including how to enter data and how to calculate basic descriptive statistics.
13 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Methodology & methods Find out about the differences between ‘methodology’ and ‘methods’, and how to think critically about investigative approaches in your research field.
14 March,
10am – 11.30am
Introduction to Statistics – part 3 This is the third in a three part series of workshops for students wanting an introduction to statistical theory. It covers bivariate analysis and reliability tests.
15 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 2 This is the second in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers testing for normality and running inferential statistical tests.
19 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Become a SuperSearcher in Business: which databases & how to search Learn to locate the most relevant business databases and tools to search, create a search and develop an effective information management plan.
20 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Integrating sources: searching, selecting, summarising & synthesising Develop your understanding in building a background in your candidacy proposal which integrates a diversity of voices from a range of sources.
20 March,
1.30pm – 3pm
Become a SuperSearcher in Science & Engineering: which databases & how to search Learn to locate the most relevant Science & Engineering databases and tools to search, create a search strategy and develop an effective information management plan.
21 March,
11am – 12.30pm
Become a Supersearcher in Health Sciences Learn to locate the most relevant Health Sciences databases and tools to search, create a search strategy and develop an effective information management plan.
21 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to STATA This session covers the basics of the statistical software STATA, including how to enter data and calculate basic descriptive statistics, how to graph data and how to test for normality.
21 March,
12pm – 12.45pm
Learn to use JADE Professional JADE offers a smart way to search, annotate and share Australian legal judgments and decisions. Learn how to make the most of it.
22 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 3 This is the third in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It includes working with multiple response data, data manipulation and the use of syntax.
23 March,
10am – 11.30am
Become a Supersearcher in Humanities – which databases and how to search Learn to locate the most relevant databases and tools to search, create a search and develop an effective information management plan.
27 March,
11am – 12.30pm
The literature review: finding your scholarly voice & developing an arguement Learn about the function of the literature review in a candidacy proposal and its importance as the foundation of a clear, scholarly voice.
28 March,
10am – 11am
Research data management  Find out about Curtin′s research data management to ensure your data is kept safe, learn about the RDM guide, the RDM Planning Tool and the Research drive.
28 March,
3pm – 5pm
Introduction to NVivo This session covers basics of qualitative data analysis software NVivo, including importing data from various sources, coding material into nodes and running queries.
29 March,
12pm – 2pm
Introduction to SPSS – part 4 This is the fourth in a four part series of workshops for students wanting to learn how to use the statistical software SPSS for data analysis. It covers factor analysis and different types of reliability analysis.

New workshops will be added as they become available.

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Orientation Noise Levels

By Curtin Library 14 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Please be advised that the Library may experience increased noise levels during Orientation Week (19-23 February) due to activities held within the Library, Atkinson Forum and Henderson Court. Please keep this in mind when planning your time at the Library.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please refer to the blog post on Library Orientation for more information on Orientation activities in the Library.

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CASS survey – computer equipment

By Curtin Library 14 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us how we could improve computer services in the Library, here’s what we did.

Computer equipment

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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Suggestion: Three Day Loans

By Curtin Library 13 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I was just browsing the library website and looking at the fines page. The first item listed is a three day item. I have never seen a three day loan item. What gives?

The Library responds…

Thank you for alerting us to this. We previously provided a three day loan period for a small number of specific items, however this was discontinued during 2017. We will update our website information.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Silent room disruption – Thursday 15 February

By Curtin Library 13 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

Due to artwork installation, you may experience noise disruptions in silent areas on Robertson Library level 4 and 6 on Thursday 15 February, 9am – 12pm.

The silent area on level 5 is available for use during this time and will not be affected.

 

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CASS survey – collections

By Curtin Library 12 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us about the resources you want in the Library, here’s what we did.

Collections

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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Library Orientation

By Curtin Library 12 February 2018 News & events 3 Comments »

Get confident using the Library, our resources and facilities by coming to a Library tour or session during Orientation Week. No need to book but places are limited, arrive early!

Library Tours

A Library tour is your opportunity to get familiar with the resources and facilities available, so that you can get the most out of the Library from day one.

Monday 19 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm
Tuesday 20 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3.30pm 5pm
Thursday 22 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 4pm 5pm
Friday 23 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm

30 minute tours, meet on level 2, building 105 near Lounge @ Your Library.

Library: What’s On Offer

Learn how to navigate the Library’s online resources, including how to borrow a laptop, book a study room, use e-books and access journal articles.

Monday 19 February 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Tuesday 20 February 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
Thursday 22 February 12pm 1pm 2pm
Friday 23 February 12pm 1pm 2pm

45 minute sessions, meet in room 412, level 4, building 105.

O Day Stalls

Visit the Library, Learning Success and the Makerspace at Curtin Student Guild’s O Day event 11am – 2.30pm for information about how we can help your studies.

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CASS survey – facilities

By Curtin Library 8 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us about the facilities you want in the Library, here’s what we did.

Facilities

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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CASS survey – toilets

By Curtin Library 6 February 2018 News & events No Comments »

You told us about the lack of cleanliness in the Library toilets, here’s what we did.

Toilets

Want to know more? We have prepared a report that details what the Library has done to address your feedback and comments.

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